If you have been charged with a DUI in the surrounding areas of Snohomish, King or Skagit County, Washington, contact Russell & Hill, PLLC, DUI attorneys, by completing our “Free DUI Evaluation Form” to schedule a free initial consultation.
Our DUI attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC defend clients against drunk driving charges. We also represent clients facing felony DUI, underage DUI, and drug possession charges.
A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) carries significant penalties that are often worse than many felonies! Because of the serious consequences, even a first-time DUI should be treated seriously.
Washington DUI law section 46.61.502 says that “A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state.”
Under DUI laws in Washington, a person is prohibited from operating a vehicle, or from being in actual physical control of a vehicle, if they have:
Here is a list of some of the penalties that may result from a DUI conviction:
You need to be aware that there are enhanced penalties for those who are charged and convicted of DUI while having a child passenger. If the driver convicted of DUI with transporting a child under the age of 16 at the time of the offense, there will be:
All are these additional penalties will be on top of the normal penalties associated with a DUI conviction.
Yes, the court reports all DUI convictions to the Washington Department of Licensing. The Department then takes the following actions depending on the number of DUI offenses a person has been convicted of.
Please note that drivers who refuse to submit to a breath or blood test are subject to license revocation. This will include a two-year revocation for a first offense, three-year revocation for a second offense, and a four-year revocation for a third offense.
Being arrested for a DUI is stressful. Our DUI attorneys make sure that defending yourself against a DUI charge does not add to your stress.
Our DUI attorneys’ defense strategies include:
Once a thorough investigation has been completed, it may reveal violations of your rights, faulty evidence, and improper police procedures that may be favorable to your DUI case.
Our DUI attorneys will work closely with you to negotiate a plea bargain, and/or possibly eliminate some or all the DUI charges. We are experienced in negotiating with the prosecution, and we can advise you on whether to accept an offer or move towards trial. We will go to trial if it is in your best interests.
Our DUI Attorneys also:
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Russell & Hill, PLLC, DUI attorneys, also serve the communities of Arlington, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Kenmore, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Shoreline, Snohomish, Stanwood, and Sultan.
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